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Easy Chicken Casserole

I never bring home leftovers whenever I take this creamy, stick-to-your-ribs casserole to a potluck. Its mild flavor has broad appeal. I especially like the way that the crumb topping adds a bit of crunch to each meaty serving. -Faye Hintz, Springfield, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    10-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups cubed cooked chicken
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup crushed butter-flavored crackers (about 25 crackers)
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • Fresh parsley and sweet red pepper rings, optional

Directions

  • Combine chicken, soup and sour cream; spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine crumbs, butter and celery seed; sprinkle over chicken mixture.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Garnish with parsley and red pepper if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 294 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 364mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein.

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  • ms11145
    Jun 11, 2018

    This is definitely not heart healthy; but it sure is comfort food. Here are my changes: I sauted chopped onions and celery in 2 T. of butter before adding the other ingredients. I also added frozen peas to make it a one pot dish; and to make it even more unhealthy, I added some cheese. For the topping, I used 1/2 cup crushed crackers and 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs

  • Alisasaurus
    Sep 5, 2014

    This dish is one of my favorites! It's great to eat when you're not feeling well or when you have lots of people over for a family dinner. Definitely a good dish!

  • cyounce
    Aug 12, 2014

    This was an easy way to use leftover chicken. I substituted cream of mushroom soup because that's all I had in the pantry. Served it over rice & everyone enjoyed it.

  • cmead
    Sep 24, 2013

    My father-in-law likes bland, so this is a good recipe for him. I add some chopped leftover spaghetti and cheese to make an easy meal. I make a smaller batch for just the 2 of us when I have a little leftover chicken.

  • shorty95
    Jan 5, 2013

    Wonderfully tasty recipe and easy enough for my 12 year old daughter and I to make together! Used lemon pepper and fresh parmesian w/the crushed butter crackers. Rice would be wonderful, but couldn't convince my egg noodle loving family!

  • Mommatas
    Jul 24, 2012

    This is a very easy recipe and very delicious! The only thing I did different was I put a layer of rice underneath the chicken mix and I used saltines as that is all I had on hand. I added the rice under before baking so the rice would absorb some of the flavor. Very good flavor!

  • MomNErin
    Jan 23, 2012

    This has become a go-to comfort dish recipe over the years. Great served over rice or egg noodles!

  • kelollman
    Apr 23, 2011

    I ran across this in my Taste of Home magazine years ago and tried it out. It's been a huge hit at family gatherings and food days at work. There are never any leftovers!

  • mom210
    Apr 5, 2011

    My family ate every bit of this. The changes I made were to add some dried parsley to the mix for color and instead of the crackers I used fried onions on top, like the kind you use for green bean casserole at Thanksgiving. Turned out great.

  • mom210
    Apr 5, 2011

    My family eat every bit of this. The changes I made were to add some dried parsley to the mix for color and instead of the crackers I used fried onions on top, like the kind you use for green beans casserole at Thanksgiving. Turned out great.